It really is amazing what hidden hinges can do to update the look of any cabinetry. And if you ever get the chance to fully replace your cabinets or cabinet doors, you can reuse these hinges. This type of hinge is not cheap, so the more mileage you can get out of them, the better.
How do European Cabinet Hinges work?
On a standard European hinge, one plate features a cup that rests inside a 35mm hole bored into the back of the cabinet door, while the other plate attaches to the interior side of the face-frame or frameless cabinet box.
Many older kitchens out there have exposed hinges, where you can see the hinge mounted to the cabinet frame. By swapping out that hinge for an updated, hidden hinge, the transformation can really take a space from dated to modern, just like that. Having hidden hinges gives you the freedom to change hardware on a whim.
What color hinges for white cabinets?
Brass (gold tone) Bright and polished brass knobs or drawer pulls look classy and timeless on white kitchen cabinetry and drawers. Choosing hardware with this goldtone color looks lovely on a kitchen with a traditional, contemporary, or farmhouse appeal.
What is a 1/2 inch overlay hinge?
1/2 ” overlay hinges are the most common overlay of cabinet hinge. These are used in face frame cabinets where the door covers a 1/2 ” of the face frame all the way around the cabinet door. 1/2 ” overlay hinges are the most common overlay of cabinet hinge.
What are the different types of cabinet hinges?
Two types of hinge installations are available:
- Concealed (Mortise) Hinges: Permanent installation hinges that are attached inside the cabinet door and frame, best used for inset doors.
- Decorative (Nonmortise) Hinge: Don’t require placement into the cabinetry and simply fasten with screws.
Measure the length of the hinge from top to bottom. If your hinges are like that, measure the height of each individual leaf, noting which measurement corresponds to the door side and the cabinet side of the hinge. On uneven hinges, the cabinet -side leaf is usually bigger.